Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Do Me A Favor, If You Will...!


If you don't mind, I'd really like you to do something for me this morning if you would.

My friend and fellow blogger, Meadowlark, is having a little contest of sorts on her blog. You can find the details by just visiting her site and checking it out.

It should be an interesting experiment. Basically, everyone just sends her a picture of their front porch...kinda cool and very different, to say the least!
Every once in a while, we all need to do something just a bit different, something that's fun and maybe just a little bit silly! That's what helps to keep us all sane, after all!

While we are in the mood to do something a little different, Let me take this mornings post to say a big "THANK YOU" to everyone that drops in and visits. I know that we all have many things we need to get done during the day. Many folks have jobs, a lot have chores or kids, others have businesses to tend to.

My point is that nearly all of us are busy, and don't have a lot of extra time to spend on the Internet...except me, of course! I'm just an old retired guy that does this cause I love it. I'm talking here about everyone else.

For various reasons, many folks are kind enough to drop in and visit, some almost daily! Many leave comments and I appreciate that a lot, but most of all, I appreciate the fact that you all find the time in your schedule to come by.

I consider myself very fortunate to have so many people that return here to read some of my babbling and rambling. It certainly makes it more fun to write something and have people enjoy it. Sort of gives a person a lot of satisfaction to have others take the time to even consider my thoughts and talk about them some.

I don't think that I fit into any particular niche or category when it comes to topics. Much of the time I just start out by jotting down some small idea, and suddenly the rest just sorta spills out!

Sorry, I'm rambling again! All I'm trying to say, although clumsily, is I really do thank you each and every one for coming here and being a reader! It means a lot to me. It really does!

Now, my friend, let's get some coffee and sit on the patio a bit. Hey, maybe Meadowlark would let me send her a picture of our patio! Ya reckon?

20 comments:

Felinae said...

Hello,

No need to thank me, I consider your sage wisdom and advice thanks enough, my friend.

I enjoy reading your ramblings as you call them very much. I have learned a lot from you in these last couple of months since I began reading regularly and for that, I thank you.

Now about that coffee....

Smiles~Felinae~

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
I am certainly glad you can find something of use here at the Hermit's place.

I really do enjoy you coming by when you do, and I certainly appreciate the kind comments...

Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

No front porch for me :(

Phelan said...

no, thank you.

JoJo said...

Good morning my Friend,
No need to thank me, I, love reading your, blog and I, sure missed it while not having internet. I thank you, for being here. I would love to send a picture of my porch if I ever get home to dig it out and down load it.
Now for some coffee with a great buddy.
JoJo

Albert A Rasch said...

I always stop by for a morning Cup o' Joe with you. I especially appreciate your perspicacity ad wisdom.

Regards,
Albert
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles.
How to Support Animal Rights Groups.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mom...
I am really happy to see you this morning! Hope the weather is staying good for you and I thank you for coming by!

Have another cup...


Hey Phelan...
Good to see you this morning! I appreciate the visit!


Hey JoJo...
Well, good morning to you, susshine! Glad to see you made it here for a morning cup!

Hope your Dad is doing OK today...I'm happy to see you got the Internet thing worked out!

HermitJim said...

Hey Albert...
Good of you to drop by today. I really do thank you for the kind words and for the visit!

Always a pleasure to have you here...

Meadowlark said...

You're so sweet.
You were the one who got me thinking about porches, so I owe you.

And you're right, sometimes we just need to do something different.

Rod said...

Well we do not have a porch so got to pass on that. But my day is just not right if I do not stop by for my morning cup with a good friend.

Rod

HermitJim said...

Hey Meadowlark...
I guess it's safe to say that we inspired each other! That's the way it should be, isn't it?

I do thank you for the visit this morning!


Hey Rod...
Your company is always a pleasure, my friend! Keep it coming!

American Prepper said...

Thanks for post and link over to Meadowlarks blog. We do have a small porch at home, but I'm rarely there and don't have a picture so I dont have much to say about it, but I did leave this comment....

As an over the road trucker I don't get to have much of a porch, but I am fortunate that the view changes daily. And most of those views are the envy of the world, from the Rocky mountains to the great plains, from the Smokey mountains to great southwest desert to mountain passes of some of the largest ranges in the U.S., I'm fortunate enough to have views from my "porch" that many only dream of....8 years of driving and I don't have any pictures...shame on me. I've never been much for taking pictures, but maybe now that I'm thinking about it, I probably should start.

American Prepper said...

P.s. a Big "THANK YOU" for taking the time to write posts for the rest of us to read. I will start taking more time to leave comments to show that thanks.

Good post

Lydia said...

Hey Jim,

No porch here either, how about a deck? I wouldn't miss your posts, so no reason to thank me either. If I get busy I always make sure to catch up when I can. Always enjoy reading everything you write!

American Prepper, wow sounds wonderful! I would definitely take pictures, as they say there's no time like the present :)

Lydia

HermitJim said...

Hey AP...
You probably have one of the best seats in the house, my friend! If I were you, I'd be taking as many pictures as I could...

My Dad was a long haul trucker. In fact, he died in his sleeper while taking a nap. He was training a new driver at the time...it's probably how he would have wanted to go.

I am always glad to have you stop by when you can, even if you don't comment. The visit is enough...


Hey Lydia...
My guess is that a deck picture would do just fine! She would probably be happy to get one...

As always, my smiling friend, I appreciate the visit...

Carol Ayers said...

Good morning in the afternoon, Jim! Would you put down that cuppa for some nice homemade banana icecream?...yuuummm....now take a look at my front porch. Always a pleasure stopping by your patio.

HermitJim said...

Hey Carol...
Banana ice cream...? ICE CREAM...? You bet! Next to coffee,peanut butter, and chocolate...ice cream is one of my favorites!

Appreciate you coming by, Carol!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Um... I just followed the women in...
You mean, me Uncle WRITES, too?

Cool!!!

:D

Thanks for the cuppa...

Mayberry said...

Sigh..... If only I had a front porch.....

HermitJim said...

May have to build one for the new place, huh?

We all need one, brother!